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What could be dreamier than a couples getaway to Maui? One of the world’s top destinations for romance seekers, it offers an ideal mix of luxury and adventure. Enjoy everything from snorkeling with sea turtles and hiking a volcanic crater to gourmet dinners along the oceanfront. Of course, you’ll want a beautiful resort to stay at and you’ll find many here, including these fabulous properties.
The Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea is one of the most luxurious resorts in the entire state of Hawaii. Located adjacent to Wailea Beach and providing guests with direct access, it also offers a secluded pool for adults only with an infinity edge, bubble loungers, underwater music, and six lavish cabanas with flat-screen TVs and Wi-Fi. A wealth of activities can be enjoyed, like SUP yoga and a canoe program, while the fabulous spa offers indulgent treatments. Rooms feature large outdoor patios or balconies, 65″ or larger flat-screen TVs, in-room tablets, comfy beds with 300-thread-count linens and fluffy down comforters, and luxurious bathrooms with locally-made bath products, including Hawaiian-inspired scents like ruby guava. Enjoy room service and outstanding dining at three restaurants, including Wolfgang Puck’s Spago.
Montage Kapalua Bay sits on a spectacular 24-acre property, offering residential-style accommodation in large, luxurious villas that have gourmet kitchens, big flat-screen TVs with DVD players, washer/dryers, and spacious lanais, many with awe-inspiring ocean views (some of the best in the U.S.). Every villa has access to a gorgeous three-tiered pool too. Romantic experiences are offered, like private dinners on the beach, and couples can also enjoy a bird’s eye view on a helicopter tour, thrilling zip-line rides, and snorkeling. Dining is available at multiple restaurants, with everything from a casual terrace bistro to an eatery serving gourmet Hawaiian fare.
Charming guests for generations, the Royal Lahaina Resort & Bungalows sits on Ka’anapali Beach, spread across a 27-acre property with lush tropical gardens. Recently refreshed thanks to new owners and management, it includes two oceanfront pools with cabanas, a beach activities center, a fitness center, a spa, and more. One of Maui’s best all-inclusive resorts, enjoy locally sourced farm-to-table fare like seafood cioppino with Kona lobster and poke bowls at the Royal Ocean Terrace Restaurant & Lounge, complete with a view of the island’s epic sunsets. The popular and longest-running luau in Maui, “The Myths of Maui” is hosted here as well, while the variety of accommodation options includes rooms and suites that overlook the ocean and beachfront bungalows.
Hana-Maui Resort is a Hyatt property that overlooks Hana Bay, located on the island’s east coast and therefore one of the world’s most remote resorts. Getting there requires somewhat of a harrowing drive, but it’s one of the world’s most scenic, and those who prefer to skip it can hop on a 20-minute flight instead. Renowned for being a romantic couples stay, including honeymoons, the hotel offers many opportunities for private seclusion. There are two pools, a lava rock whirlpool, spa, and a wellness center, while the on-site Hana Ranch Restaurant offers fine dining on dishes made with local ingredients. Activities can be arranged, including surfing, and tours of a tropical fruit farm are available too.
The stunning Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort provides access to Mokapu Beach and offers surfing lessons, kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards all on-site. There’s a four-tier infinity pool and a lavish spa that includes a steam room, sauna, plunge pool, and tranquility pool. Enjoy two lounges that serve artisan cocktails that make it easy to get into the tropical spirit, a Japanese eatery, and a farm-to-table restaurant. The rooms, some of the most spacious in Hawaii, all feature private furnished balconies, some that offer beach views, along with minibars stocked with snacks and non-alcoholic beverages, and 40″ flat-screen TVs.
Grand Wailea is a beautiful hotel for a romantic stay that’s also jam-packed with amenities. The Wailea Canyon Activity Area hosts multiple pools connected by a river with small rapids and gentle currents, with the highlight being the Grotto Bar, a world’s best outdoor bar that you can swim up to beneath a waterfall in the 25,700-square-foot Wailea Canyon pool, providing a unique spot for sipping tropical cocktails together. The property is also home to the largest spa in Hawaii, which includes an ancient Roman bath-style tub, a Japanese bath, a healing hydrotherapy circuit, saunas, and more. Rooms range from standards to lavish two-story, three-bedroom villas, all with large outdoor balconies and varying views that range from the Pacific to the magnificently manicured grounds.
An oceanfront Marriott resort and one of Hawaii’s best for honeymooners, Wailea Beach Resort offers lots for couples to love with four pools that include a tranquil adult-only infinity pool and the on-site Mandara spa, which offers couples treatment rooms with signature treatments like the Hawaiian-inspired Lomi Lomi massage, Mandara facial, and the hand and foot ritual. There are multiple dining options, like the foodie favorite Humble Market Kitchin by world-renowned chef Roy Yamaguchi, and fresh-pressed juices can be enjoyed at the Whale’s Tale. For an extra-special stay, book one of the spacious junior or one-bedroom suites that come with private balconies for gazing out at the ocean together.
While the Ho’oilo House isn’t technically a resort, but rather an adults-only B&B-style property, for those seeking a unique and intimate stay with lots of luxuries, it’s hard to beat. Tucked into the West Maui Mountains, this gorgeous Hawaii honeymoon resort offers a peaceful, secluded setting with breathtaking ocean views. The knowledgeable staff can arrange activities that are personalized to your preferences and abilities, from surfing lessons and snorkeling cruises to hikes and mountain bike rides. The property includes an ocean-view swimming pool and a meditation gazebo, while tropical flowers, plants, and water features are spread throughout. There are only a half-dozen rooms, so you’ll want to book well in advance. All come with flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, minifridges, outdoor showers, and lanais with at least a partial ocean view.
The remote Ritz-Carlton Maui Kapalua sits on 54 acres along the northwest coast, with beautifully landscaped grounds that feel more like a national park. Guests enjoy awe-inspiring views of Molokai Island and the Pacific. The enticing spa features treatment rooms framed by private garden showers, steam rooms, saunas and whirlpools, an outdoor couple’s hale, and volcanic stone grottos. There are three zero-edge pools connected by cascading waterfalls along with a half-dozen restaurants, all sourcing ingredients from the property’s own garden. Activities are numerous too, with the opportunity to enjoy everything from winter whale watching to snorkeling, SUP, surfing, and golf – it’s one of top golf resorts in the nation. The extra-spacious rooms and suites are honeymoon worthy, being some of the most luxurious on the island.
A luxurious adults-only resort, Hotel Wailea is a 5-star property that sits atop a lush, tropical hillside above the Pacific, providing the ultimate romantic sanctuary across 15 acres of spectacular landscapes. Every room is a suite and comes with a kitchenette. It’s more intimate than most Maui resorts and, while it isn’t right on the beach, a Mercedes-Benz limo will bring you to a beach club nearby that includes free chairs and bottled water. There’s an outdoor pool with a large deck, a whirlpool, loungers, umbrellas, and free cabanas, along with an adjacent bar for ordering artisanal cocktails. The Restaurant at Hotel Wailea is considered one of the top spots for a romantic meal, with dishes featuring local fish and organic ingredients alongside an outstanding wine list.
The beachfront Fairmont Kea Lani sits on a sprawling 22-acre property that hosts three pools, one that’s adults-only with cabanas. One of Hawaii’s best couples resorts, there’s an award-winning spa that offers a full menu of treatments with oceanfront couples massages available. There is also a long list of romantic dining venues, while the Luana Lounge is the place to go for live entertainment enjoyed with specialty rums. The suites and villas are all oceanfront and some of the most spacious you’ll find on the island. All come with furnished outdoor spaces.
Located in West Maui, the highly rated Aston at The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach is so close to the Pacific that it’s practically in it, with the beach edged by calm azure waters ideal for swimming. No wonder it’s considered to be one of the best beachfront hotels in the U.S. It has a beachfront pool, a lavish spa, a salon, and tennis courts, while the concierge can help arrange for special romantic experiences. Sunset sailing trips depart from here, which can be the highlight of any getaway in Maui. The suites are as large as 2,000 square feet and come with full kitchens with high-end appliances and private lanais, many with ocean views.